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Letter 2569

Darwin, C. R. to Bunbury, C. J. F.

3 Dec [1859]

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    Thanks for note; correcting proofs for 2d ed. [of Origin].

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    "If your are at all staggered I shall be quite interested."

Transcription

[Ilkley]

Decr 3d

My dear Bunbury

… I have been much engaged … correcting proofs for 2d. edit, but I take shame to myself for not having long ago thanked you for your kind note … not that I hope to correct you. If you at all staggered I shall be quite interested …

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    f1 2569.f1
    The date is given in the Carnegie Book Shop catalogue.
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    f2 2569.f2
    CD stayed in Ilkley until 7 December 1859 (‘Journal’; Appendix II).
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    f3 2569.f3
    CD first told Bunbury about his species views in 1845 (see Bunbury ed. 1891–3, Middle life 1: 77) and discussed them further in 1856 (see Correspondence vol. 6). For Bunbury's response to Origin, see Correspondence vol. 8, letter from C. J. F. Bunbury, 30 January 1860.
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